About us

Andre Kushniruk, Director of the School of Health Information Science, talks about UVic's health informatics program. What it is, what we offer, and why you should join us.

What is health informatics?

Health information science (also known as health informatics) bridges worlds of health care, management and technology.

Health informatics is the study of:

  • how health data are collected, stored and communicated
  • how those data are processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making
  • how computer and telecommunications technology can be applied to support these processes

At the UVic School of Health Information Science, you will learn to identify what information and data are needed and used to make effective healthcare decision and how to help health care professionals get the most out of the latest health information technology.

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